Test ID: GIP    
Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, PCR, Feces

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Rapid detection of gastrointestinal infections caused by:

-Campylobacter species (Campylobacter jejuni/Campylobacter coli/Campylobacter upsaliensis)

-Clostridioides difficile toxin A/B

-Plesiomonas shigelloides

-Salmonella species

-Vibrio species (Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio cholerae)

-Vibrio cholerae-Yersinia species

-Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC)

-Enteropathogenic E coli (EPEC)

-Enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC)

-Shiga toxin

-E coli O157

-Shigella/Enteroinvasive E coli (EIEC)

-Cryptosporidium species

-Cyclospora cayetanensis

-Entamoeba histolytica


-Adenovirus F 40/41


-Norovirus GI/GII

-Rotavirus A



This test is not recommended as a test of cure.


The FilmArray gastrointestinal panel is a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test capable of qualitatively detecting DNA or RNA of 22 pathogens (bacteria, parasites, and viruses) in approximately 1 hour from feces in Cary Blair transport medium.


This test provides diagnosis of infections caused by Campylobacter species, Clostridioides difficile (formerly Clostridium difficile), Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella species, Vibrio species, Vibrio cholerae, Yersinia species, enteroaggregative Escherichia coli, enteropathogenic E coli, enterotoxigenic E coli, Shiga toxin-producing E coli, E coli O157, Shigella/Enteroinvasive E coli, Cryptosporidium species, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, adenovirus F 40/41, astrovirus, norovirus, rotavirus, and sapovirus.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

GI Pathogen Panel, PCR, F

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Campylobacter species (C. jejuni/coli/upsaliensis)
Plesiomonas shigelloides
Vibrio cholerae
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC)
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)
Shiga toxin producing E. coli
Escherichia coli O157 serotype
Shigella/Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC)
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Norovirus GI/GII
Rotavirus A
Gastrointestinal Infections
Cryptosporidium species
Entamoeba histolytica
Multiplex PCR
Salmonella species
Yersinia species
C difficile toxin A/B
Clostridium difficile toxin
Clostridioides difficile toxin
Vibrio species (V. parahaemolyticus/vulnificus/cholerae)
C diff
C. diff
Adenovirus F 40/41
Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile toxin